CDC to Recommend You Wear Better Masks as Omicron Spreads

Jan. 12, 2022 — The CDC is preparing to update its COVID-19 mask recommendations to emphasize the use of N95 and KN95 masks that better filter the virus, Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, said Wednesday. “We are preparing an update to the info on our mask website to best reflect the options that are available to… Continue reading CDC to Recommend You Wear Better Masks as Omicron Spreads

Covid: Early signs Omicron spreads more easily, says No 10

No 10 says it is too early to draw conclusions about the variant, with more than 300 cases in the UK. Source link

Covid: South Africa new cases double in 24 hours as Omicron spreads

The new Omicron variant has now become dominant, the country’s top medical scientists say. Source link

'Superbug' Fungus Spreads Among Vulnerable in Two U.S. Cities

The CDC says an untreatable “superbug” fungus is spreading in a Washington, D.C., nursing home and two Dallas-area hospitals. Source link

CDC Revises Website Info on How COVID-19 Spreads

May 10, 2021 — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday changed its website guidance on how coronavirus spreads, emphasizing that it’s mainly transmitted through the air, not on surfaces. “COVID-19 spreads when an infected person breathes out droplets and very small particles that contain the virus. These droplets and particles… Continue reading CDC Revises Website Info on How COVID-19 Spreads

India's Covid crisis: Rural hospitals unable to cope as virus spreads

As people move from lockdowns in India’s big cities to rural areas, Covid-19 continues to spread. But rundown local hospitals and health centres are unable to cope with a crisis that they were never equipped for. BBC India correspondent Yogita Limaye has been inside one to uncover the conditions that patients are facing. Source link

India Covid-19: Deadly second wave spreads from cities to small towns

India’s deadly Covid-19 second wave has devastated big cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow and Pune. Hospitals and crematoriums have run out of space, and funerals are taking place in car parks. But the pandemic has now firmly gripped many smaller cities, towns and villages where the devastation is largely under-reported. Source link